Baird Beer Seasonal Releases – Numazu Lager & 40-Shilling Ale

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Baird Beer & Taproom Events Bulletin 2007 #13

Topic: Baird Beer Seasonal Releases – Numazu Lager & 40-Shilling Ale

Dear Taproom Friend & Baird Beer Enthusiast:

Warmer weather means greater thirst and greater thirst demands larger quantities of quenching and moderate alcohol beer. After long, hot days in the brewery the Baird Beer team will be reaching for two newly released seasonal Baird Beers for thirst-quenching nourishment: Numazu Lager and 40-Shilling Ale.

(1) Numazu Lager (ABV: 5.0%): Amber-gold in color, softly floral in aroma and roundly malty in flavor, Baird Numazu Lager strikes a perfect balance between complexity and drinkability. The smooth lager character is accentuated by a long period (four months) of post-packaging cold
conditioning. The pinpoint natural carbonation that is achieved during this long period of conditioning and maturation ensures that the last sip is a fresh and effervescent as the first.

(2) 40-Shilling Ale (ABV: 3.2%): This is the lightest (i.e. lowest gravity and alcohol content) in the trilogy of classic Scottish-style ales that Baird Beer brews (the others being 60-Shilling and 80-Shilling). 40-Shilling weighs in at an amazingly low 8.7 degrees Plato and due to high
mashing temperatures attenuates (apparent attenuation) only to 69%. This is a quintessential session beer whose light character is betrayed by a dark amber-brown color and a fairly heavy malt flavor that is bready and biscuity in character. Baird 40-Shilling Ale would make an excellent breakfast accompaniment to English muffins and strawberry jam!

Both beers will be served on draught at the Fishmarket Taproom beginning Thursday, June 7. Each will be available also through select Baird Beer retailers throughout Japan.


Bryan Baird

Baird Brewing Company
Numazu, Japan

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